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As you can see, the tree even took part of the sidewalk with it. It was almost something out of the end of "Ghostbusters".
See those wires hanging from that tree? Yeah, those aren't supposed to be there
Live wires that surrounded our front path for three days
The roof pipe that feeds the wires from the electrical poles into the houses here
The (one) cop car that we barely got to stick around just to put caution tape around the block
The top of the pole, floating in the air. At one point a squirrel jumped on it and I swore he was either gonna get fried or bring the rest of the pole down with him.
This photo may look devastating, but a closer examination reveals that the family inside was actually extremely lucky. Those undamaged wires held the bulk of that massive tree from that home for all 11 days.
And the culprit: This big-ass tree. Not only did some of us predict it would be brought down someday if a strong enough storm hit, but at least one neighbor called the city out to inspect it.
The wires that spilled out into the streets like intestines after being yanked out of five different roof pipes.
The pole that cracked into two pieces. We lost power immediately.